Macedonia Mobile Billing and Messaging Overview

Overview

Billing Type: MO&MT   MT billing requires a dedicated code.

Subscriptions: Yes   MT billing requires a dedicated code.

Micropayments: Yes

Shared Price Points: One-time - 35.40 MKD, 41.30 MKD, 59.00 MKD,106.20 MKD
Subscriptions 59 MKD, 118 MKD

Dedicated Price Points: 0.00 - 100.00 MDK

Regulator: Republic of Macedonia Ministry of Transport and Communication.

Approvals/Fees Required: No

Country Info

Population: 4,760,000

Subscribers: 2,299,000

Mobile Penetration Rate: 85.2%

Average Individual Income: $10,718

VAT Rate: 18%

Withholding Tax: 0% - 5%

Network Information:

Carriers: Subscribers: Market Share:
T-Mobile 1,142,000 62.75%
VIP 1,154,000 21.33%
One 465,400 15.92%

Regulations

Regulation Overview

Regulator: Republic of Macedonia Ministry of Transport and Communication.

Regulator Website: www.mtc.gov.mk

Opt-in Possibilities

Web (PIN) Opt-in: No

Single MO Shortcode Opt-in: Yes

In-app Billing: No

Permitted Content

Adult Permissible: Yes   Must state that the service is for 18+

Mobile Gambling /mCasino (Real money): Yes   Have to obtain a license from the Ministry of Finance.

Sportsbook (Real money): No

Virtual Gambling (Virtual credit): Yes

Lottery (Real money): Yes   Have to obtain a license from the Ministry of Finance.

Competitions: Yes   Have to obtain a license from the Ministry of Finance.

Voting: Yes

Chat: Yes

Mobile Content: Yes

Info Messages: Yes

Alerts: Yes

Physical Goods: No

Charitable Services: No

Spend Limits

Maximum Transactional Value: 100 MKD

Subscriptions Limit: No known limit.

Daily Billing Limit: No known limit.

Weekly Billing Limit: No known limit.

Monthly Billing Limit: No known limit.

Customer Care

Minimum Type Required: E-Mail (24hr Response)

Miscellaneous Items

Mandatory Keywords: STOP

Technology

Available Technologies

Premium MO SMS: Yes

Premium MT SMS: Yes   MT billing requires a dedicated code.

WAP Billing: No

Direct Operator Billing: No

MSISDN Forwarding: No

IVR Billing: Yes

Number Lookup (HLR): Yes

VSIM/Longcode: No

Bulk SMS: Yes

Push Messaging: Yes

Bulk Messaging

Alpha sender ID: Yes

Numeric sender ID: Yes   Excludes one.

Alpha numeric sender ID: Yes   Excludes one for Numeric.

Shortcode sender ID: Yes

Sender IDs filtered: No

Handset Delivery reports: Yes

SMSC Delivery report: No

Binary: Yes

Concatenated Messages: Yes

Character Encoding: Yes   Full SMPP v3.4

Character Sets Supported: Yes   0×00(Default GSM encoding), 0×01(US-ASCII), 0×02(Binary), 0×03(ISO8859-1-Latin-1), 0×04(Binary), 0×08(UCS2/UTF-16BE)

Submit_multi: Yes

Maximum validity periods: 48 hours   Which is the recommended value.

Traffic type exclusions?: No exclusions other than no illegal services or content.